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Woolmore Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Melksham, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3615 / 51°21'41"N

Longitude: -2.1217 / 2°7'18"W

OS Eastings: 391624

OS Northings: 162494

OS Grid: ST916624

Mapcode National: GBR 1SB.QD2

Mapcode Global: VH96Y.51QM

Plus Code: 9C3V9V6H+H8

Entry Name: Woolmore Farmhouse

Listing Date: 13 February 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1021762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 314395

ID on this website: 101021762

Location: Bowerhill, Wiltshire, SN12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Melksham Without

Built-Up Area: Melksham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Melksham

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Woolmore Farmhouse


Farmhouse. G.M.H.. 1631 on tablet below central first floor window.
English bond brick with ashlar quoins, 4-span roof has stone slates
to front pitches and pantiles to rear pitches, saddleback coped
verges and finials to gables. 4 brick stacks to central valley.
Square plan. 2 storeys with attic, 3-windowed symmetrical facades.
Central planked door has moulded Tudor arched surround, with stops
to jambs and 2-light hollow chamfered mullioned window over; string
course is raised above whole. To either side are 4-light mullioned
and transomed windows with king mullions and leaded glass.
Relieving arches over all windows to ground and first floors.
Central cross window with 3-light mullioned and transomed windows
either side to first floor, string course over. Left return is
same as front without central door, ground floor left and first
floor cross window are blocked, attached stone wash house to left.
4 attic gables each have one 2-light hollow mullioned window with
drip mould; all are blocked. Right return is same but with central
chamfered door case and planked door, inside C20 lean-to porch,
blocked 4-light mullioned and transomed window to right. Rear is
same as front but with 3-light flat mullioned window to left of
door and 3-light cyma mullioned window to right.
Interior: cross passage from front to rear. Front room to left has
large Tudor fireplace with cornice and herringbone brick back,
doors are narrow panelled oak, one with fine carved border. Rear
left room has Victorian marble fireplace. No C17 ceiling beams are
exposed; lowered ceilings throughout. Narrow rear stairs to first
floor which retains more interesting features: rooms to front right
and rear right contain large stone Tudor fireplaces with cornices
over. Centrally placed on side walls and adjacent to front and
rear rooms are garderobe chambers with narrow panelled oak doors.
Square beaded panelled oak cupboards, possibly for spices, in front
right bedroom. Blocked fireplaces in front and rear left rooms.
Roof trusses all replaced c1926 following a fire. Brickwork
restored c1903. Built for George Hulbert, a London vintner.
(V.C.H. Wiltshire, Vol. 7, 1953).

Listing NGR: ST9162462494

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